- HKS appointed to develop the concept and design of the new multi-billion dollar Wynn Integrated Resort on Al Marjan Island for joint partners Marjan, RAK Hospitality Holding and Wynn Resorts.
RAS AL KHAIMAH – Marjan, in partnership with RAK Hospitality Holding and Wynn Resorts, Limited, has announced the appointment of international design firm HKS Architects as design consultant for the new integrated Wynn Resort set to open in Ras Al Khaimah in 2026 .
Located on the artificial island of Al Marjan, the multi-billion dollar development will be the first in the MENA region by Wynn Resorts, the US listed developer and operator of luxury resorts, and its first-ever beach resort in the world. A significant addition to Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism sector, the project will feature a world-class hotel as well as exceptional entertainment and gaming facilities, all under one roof.
Marjan’s flagship development, Al Marjan Island is a man-made island that is seamlessly transforming into a world-class resort destination with five-star hotels and residential developments. Offering a pristine setting with stunning coastal views as well as sandy beaches and a marina, the new resort will be on an exclusive island of Al Marjan Island. Built to the highest standards of sustainability best practices, its current perimeter includes a luxury hotel with over 1,000 rooms, a high-end shopping esplanade, state-of-the-art meeting and convention facilities, a exclusive spa, more than 10 dining experiences and lounges, a wide range of entertainment choices, a playground and other amenities.
Commenting on the nomination, Marjan’s Managing Director, P.Eng. Abdulla Abdooli, said: “The new resort will be the first of its kind in the region, offering guests exceptional accommodation, dining and entertainment in a truly spectacular setting. We look forward to realizing our vision for the Wynn Resort on Al Marjan Island with HKS Architects and raising the benchmark for luxury hospitality in the Middle East to boost tourism in the emirate and attract visitors from around the world. whole world.
Developed with direct investment by Wynn Resorts, the integrated resort is the largest project of its kind in the emirate’s growing hospitality sector, which will create substantial value for its economy by accelerating tourism, creating jobs and by boosting the growth of related sectors.
“It is a huge honor to be part of a development that will have such an impact and create a range of opportunities that go far beyond the tourism sector,” said Kevin Underwood, Senior Director of Planning and the design of HKS Architects. “We will bring our global expertise and vast experience in luxury hotels and resorts to design something truly unique, sustainable and worthy of this new era of quality-driven tourism and unique guest experiences,” said he added.
Spectacular Al Marjan Island is just 15 minutes from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport. A leading tourist destination in its own right, it delights visitors with over 7.8 kilometers of sparkling beaches and 23 kilometers of seafront.
Marjan is the Master Freehold Property Developer in Ras Al Khaimah (the GCC’s Tourism Capital), responsible for innovative developments aimed at positioning Ras Al Khaimah as one of the region’s leading tourism and investment destinations. Tasked with developing waterfront, urban and mountain destinations that will add to the emirate’s competitiveness, Marjan’s strategic planning approach is to take advantage of Ras Al Khaimah’s natural assets and lay the foundations for future expansions of the city. ’emirate. With its world-class planned communities in Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan attracts foreign investment as well as international visitors and positions the emirate as a major center for investment and tourism.
About Wynn Hotels
Wynn Resorts, Limited trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol WYNN and is a constituent of the S&P 500 Index. Wynn Resorts designed, owns and operates Wynn Las Vegas (wynnlasvegas.com), Encore Boston Harbor (encorebostonharbor. com), Wynn Macau (wynnmacau.com) and Wynn Palace, Cotai (wynnpalace.com).
Wynn and Encore Las Vegas offers 4,748 spacious hotel rooms, suites and villas, 33 restaurants and bars, two award-winning spas, three shopping plazas, meeting and convention space, two nightclubs, a beach club, two theaters and a golf course. Nearly 70% of the station’s peak demand is powered entirely by renewable energy. Encore Boston Harbor is a luxury resort with 671 hotel rooms, an ultra-premium spa, specialty shops, 16 restaurants and lounges, state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting spaces, a six-acre public park, and Harborwalk. Wynn Macau is a luxury resort located in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China with 1,010 spacious guest rooms and suites, 12 dining and bar experiences, convention space, a shopping plaza, two lavish spas, a living room and a show in the rotunda. Wynn Palace is an integrated luxury resort on the Cotai Strip in Macau, with 1,706 exquisite rooms, suites and villas, 14 food and beverage outlets, meeting and convention space, an expansive shopping plaza, SkyCabs that cross an eight-acre Performance Lake, a lush spa and salon, and an extensive collection of rare art.
About RAK Hospitality Holding (“RAKHH”)
RAK Hospitality Holding is an integrated hospitality and leisure company, which owns, operates and manages a diversified portfolio of hotels, hotels and leisure assets. Its activities include the development and ownership of hotels; logistics and provision of accommodation and transportation; asset management and advice; and the development and operation of leisure and entertainment assets.
HKS is a global company of curiosity-driven architects, designers, consultants and fabricators dedicated to creating places that combine beauty and performance. They have 1,350 people across 23 locations and are united by a common culture and sense of purpose. The company values honesty, diversity and inclusion and celebrates creative thinking throughout the company. In partnership with themselves and their customers, HKS is known for creating powerful ideas, solutions and places that stand out.
Tariq Bcharat, Marjan
For RAK Hospitality Holding
Marco Frare, RAK Hospitality Holding
For Wynn Hotels
Michael Weaver, Wynn Resorts